Panola Ponies Top Bulldogs in Big Baseball Series
Panola College took the conference lead this weekend after going 2-1 against Navarro. Both teams are 9-3 in conference, but Panola holds the tiebreaker after taking the series. The Ponies are now 24-5 on the year with 6 weeks left in the regular season.
Game 1- The series opener was a close one for the first 5 innings. Back and forth lead to the Ponies being up 1 going into the bottom of the 6th. With 2 outs and the bases loaded, Mateo Beltran (Lafayette, LA) uncorked a double off the top of the wall in left center to score 3 runs. The next batter Kade Clemens (Gilmer,TX) went big fly to left field for 2 more runs. Ponies took the opener by a score of 8-4.
Game 2- The first game of the double header at Navarro was a close one. The Ponies ended up losing by 1, but had multiple opportunities to try and win the game. Zach Goree (Woden, TX) came on in relief on the mound and held the Bulldogs for 3 innings and Clemens belted his second Homerun of the series. Ponies lose 4-3.
Game 3- The series finale was all Panola. Garret Hermes (Rowlett, TX) and Trey Lindsay (Beckville, TX) combined for a stellar 8.2 innings pitched in relief. Beltran smacked another bases loaded double in the top of the second to put the Ponies out front and they never looked back. Ponies take game 3 of the series by a score of 8-2.
The Panola College Ponies head to Eunice, LA to play LSUE on Tuesday followed by a home game Thursday against BPCC and then the DH at BPCC on Saturday. This will round out the first half of conference play.